New PCP launched for intellectual property professionals in Singapore
humanresourcesonline.net - 2017-03-15
Singaporeans will soon have a new route to high-value careers in intellectual property (IP) and innovation, with the launch of the new professional conversion programme (PCP) for IP Professionals - a collaboration between Workforce Singapore (WSG) and IPOS.

IP Management Co. Inks $5.6M Patent Fees Class Action Deal
Law 360 - 2017-03-15
Law360, New York (March 14, 2017, 8:08 PM EDT) -- Intellectual property management firm CPA Global has agreed to pay a class of companies $5.6 million to settle allegations brought by California-based medical diagnostics company Run Them Sweet that CPA ...

This Film Will Make You Question All of Your Download/Upload Habits
Esquire - 2017-03-15
Kim's downfall was equally obtuse. He was "captured" during a pre-dawn special ops-style raid on his compound in 2012, when authorities had finally had enough of his alleged mass-scale copyright infringement and wanted him in cuffs. Helicopters descended ...

DOJ and FTC Issue Updates to Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property for the First Time Since 1995
Lexology - 2017-03-15
(3) intellectual property licensing is generally procompetitive. The update aims to bring the IP Licensing Guidelines in line with developments in statutory and case law. The update also seeks to modernize them so that the IP Licensing Guidelines will ...

Trump took a write-off of $100 million in 2005, leaked tax documents show
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-15
Edward Kleinbard, a professor of tax law at the University of Southern California ... $42 million in business income, $32 million in capital gains, $9 million in taxable interest and $998,599 in salary in 2005, for a total of nearly $153 million.

Digital Banking: The future of lower remittance costs
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-15
In photo, overseas Filipino workers still processing their documents at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration office in Ortigas. IN 2016 just under $27 billion fresh foreign-currency earnings were pumped into the local economy in the form of ...

Blizzard Wants $8.5 Million Copyright Damages From "Cheat" Maker
TorrentFreak - 2017-03-14
The game developer requests the minimum statutory copyright damages of $200 per infringement, arguing that the cheat maker sold at least 42,818 of its hacks in the U.S. Over the years video game developer and publisher Blizzard Entertainment has released ...

Kodi users will be threatened with 10 YEARS in PRISON
The Daily Express - 2017-03-14
According to a new campaign page by the Open Rights Group - a digital campaigning organisation that aims to protect the rights to privacy and free speech online - the Bill criminalises minor copyright infringement. Open Rights Group want to change the ...

Intellectual Property Market - Renting Of Intellectual Property Has Emerged As A Leading Trend
openpr.com - 2017-03-14
The term "intellectual property" refers to creations by individual minds in the form of artistic and literary work, inventions, symbols, images, concepts, names, and designs that are primarily used in commerce. Law defines intellectual property as ...

Intellectual Property Traps for the Unwary Business
JD Supra - 2017-03-13
Businesses often have misconceptions when it comes to intellectual property issues. Here are a few questions and answers on topics about which clients often ask us for advice: Q: We hired the photographer to take pictures for our company brochure, so we ...

Tax reforms seen cleared by midyear
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-03-13
The third is about property taxation, while the fourth one is on financial or capital income taxation. Chua said he was hoping the second package could be passed in the second half of the year. "We estimate that by middle of the year, we will be finished ...

Solons deny being pressured to vote for death penalty bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-13
Cagayan Rep. Randolph Ting, chairperson of the House committee on labor and employment, said he did not feel pressure from the House leadership for him to vote for the death penalty. Ting is among the 217 lawmakers who voted to approve the bill on third ...

Gujarat National Law University holds lecture on Donald Trump
Times of India - 2017-03-13
AHMEDABAD: Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), through its Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, organized a special lecture on the topic 'Legal Implications of Trump's Administration' on its campus in Gandhinagar. The special lecture on US ...

Nintendo loses suit: 'MariCar' go-kart operator survives
campaignasia.com - 2017-03-13
The creator of Mario Bros announced its intention to sue MariCar for copyright infringement on 24 February. MariCar is a popular tourist attraction that offers the chance to zoom around Tokyo dressed as Mario or Luigi (and a host of other, non-Nintendo ...

LOOK: A slimmer Mar Roxas
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2017-03-13
(he is now in style!) I approve!" she wrote. The post has garnered over 2,500 likes since its posting. This may be a fruit of his labor, because Roxas, even during a long vacation in New York, shared on his Facebook page that he braved the 7 degrees ...

Nation on track to close IPR gap with US, EU
english.sina.com - 2017-03-13
China will rapidly close gap with the US and the EU in terms of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement, as the Chinese economy is on track for innovation-led growth, said the former head of the State Intellectual Property Office ...

Carmack strikes back at ZeniMax with new lawsuit
Polygon - 2017-03-12
Last month, ZeniMax won a $500 million lawsuit against Oculus, mainly based on non-disclosure infringements and copyright infringement. The lawsuit claimed that Carmack's source code work, created while he was an id employee, had been appropriated by ...

Turkey dispute timing may benefit Dutch premier in election
Philstar - 2017-03-12
But Krouwel said that Wilders' views on immigration and integration have been known for years by Dutch voters and so he may not profit. Other parties, like Rutte's VVD and the increasingly right-wing Christian Democrats, seeking to eat into Wilders ...

Bold New Policies for The Brave New Biologies: IPRs and Innovation in Synthetic Biology and Gene editing
blogs.harvard.edu - 2017-03-12
Research Seminar at the University of Copenhagen debating intellectual property and innovation in synthetic biology, systems biology & gene editing. New technologies in biology offer a brave new world of possibilities. Promising solutions to some of the ...

Tax reform
Philstar - 2017-03-12
The other thing that tax reform must address is equity. Simply, the rich must carry a larger burden of taxation than the middle class. But the rich have good tax accountants and lawyers who utilize every loophole in the tax code, every possible scheme to ...

End of tax-free regime for churches draws varied reactions
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-12
Alvarez revisiting a provision in the 1987 Constitution providing tax-free privileges for religious educational institutions. Magdalo Rep. Gary C. Alejano said, "There is a constitutional provision regarding that matter, as long as it is intended for ...

Why 'The Good Fight' Tackled NBC's Delayed Trump 'SVU' Episode
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-03-12
The network then brought suit against the writer for copyright infringement. However, in the end, the writer beat the suit on First Amendment grounds, which were triggered by a tweet by the President himself. In the fictional tweet, the president called ...

PRA GM Bienvenido Chy From Star Basketball Player to Reformist Lawyer @25
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-12
Bienvenido or Benjie, as he opts to be called, is currently the general manager of the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA ... One is Huang Rulun, a 65-year-old Chinese real-estate tycoon who has donated 10,000 beds for the drug treatment and ...

'Faulkner v. Woody Allen' leads to surprise ending
USA Today - 2017-03-11
William Faulkner's estate sued Sony Pictures Classics after filmmaker Woody Allen quoted Faulkner in 'Midnight in Paris,' alleging copyright infringement. A judge dismissed the lawsuit, saying it was fair use. This story now has a surprising ending.

Google's Uber Lawsuit Reflects the High-Stakes Battles Over Intellectual Property
The Street - 2017-03-11
The industry has relied on a business model where consumers have to pay for many channels they don't care to watch. Many are now choosing to pay for none. Though Finisar and a couple of other component vendors have offered disappointing outlooks, strong ...

Fed govt to tackle piracy, intellectual property theft - Minister
www.today.ng - 2017-03-11
Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar In a renewed effort to clamp down on piracy and theft of intellectual property, the Federal Government has initiated a partnership with major stakeholders across various economic ...

Labor secretary announces 10,756 job vacancies for qualified jobseekers
The Daily Tribune - 2017-03-11
An individual looking for a job and at least 15 years old may register at PhilJobNet while any establishment or employer duly recognized by Philippine business authorizing agencies and with existing Tax Identification Number may register as employer.

Alphabet adds patent claim to Uber intellectual property theft lawsuit
Reuters - 2017-03-10
Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) self-driving car unit Waymo on Friday added a new patent claim to its intellectual property lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc and requested a preliminary injunction to stop the ride-sharing service from using what it says is ...

Continue peace talks rather than wage war
Bulatlat - 2017-03-10
Earlier Thursday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, in a speech at the National Defense College, announced that peace adviser ... "We in the military and the defense [department] welcome this development," Lorenzana explained, "because we also ...

Jeff Koons Found Liable for Copyright Infringement. Again.
pdnpulse.pdnonline.com - 2017-03-10
A French court has ordered appropriation artist Jeff Koons and contemporary art museum Centre Pompidou to pay EUR40,000 (about $46,000 US) for infringing the copyright of a photograph by the late French photographer Jean-Fran├žois Bauret. The court ...

US must bolster fight with China over intellectual property rights
The Hill - 2017-03-10
As President Trump and his trade team take the reins, they should adopt policies that embrace strong protection of intellectual property rights. They must combat the practices of countries that attempt to use technology transfers and phony competition laws ...

Patent authority rules against Nintendo, lets go-kart firm keep MariCar trademark
Japan Times - 2017-03-10
The decision was made before Nintendo sued the go-kart company over copyright infringement in late February. In that lawsuit, filed with the Tokyo District Court, the Kyoto-based game maker alleged MariCar is renting unauthorized costumes of Nintendo game ...

Manufacturers in the United States Depend on Strong Global Intellectual Property Protections to Compete and Win
Shopfloor - 2017-03-09
Manufacturers in the United States know that innovation and intellectual property (IP) are crucial for their economic success, and that their competitiveness depends on continual innovation: creation of new products, technologies, and more efficient ...

On BI scandal, Gordon sees extortion, not bribery
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-09
Gordon said that while he did not see Lam being liable, he could be answerable to the labor department for the Chinese nationals working for him without the proper documents. According to Gordon, what was clear was that sacked BI Associate Commissioners Al ...

Tax reform to ramp up infra spending - Fitch
Philstar - 2017-03-09
MANILA, Philippines - The research arm of the Fitch Group said the proposed tax reform program would allow the Duterte administration to ramp up infrastructure spending ... and real GDP growth," it said. Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1 ...

Mersana Adds to Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) Intellectual Property Portfolio with Issuance of EP Patent
enhancedonlinenews.com - 2017-03-09
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Mersana Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing a pipeline of antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) based on its proprietary Fleximer® technology, today ...

China grants preliminary approval to 38 new Trump trademarks
San Angelo Standard-Times - 2017-03-09
(Photo: Luis M. Alvarez, AP) Trump Organization chief legal officer Alan Garten said the company has been enforcing its intellectual property rights for more than a decade in China and began registering trademarks relating to its core real estate brand ...

UK Intellectual Property Office Refuses Beer Brewery's Request To Block Trademark Application For Whisky
Tech Dirt - 2017-03-09
For as long as I've spent time screaming about trademark issues in the alcohol industry in these here pages, I've repeatedly made the point that trademark laws the world over should be more nuanced when it comes to defining competitive marketplaces.

Copyright Compliance: (Re-)Register Your DMCA Agent in 2017 to Keep Your Website Docked in the Safe Harbor
JD Supra - 2017-03-09
"safe harbor" provisions shield certain online service providers from copyright infringement liability arising from content posted by users on their website. Provided that the service provider registers its DMCA agent and complies with the other ...

30,000 households to benefit from green jobs
Philstar - 2017-03-08
The other agencies include the Department of Labor and Employment, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Department of Agriculture, Department of Science and Technology ... Biochar systems can reverse soil degradation and create sustainable ...

Deathrock Artist Sues Digital Distributor For Infringement
Law 360 - 2017-03-08
Law360, New York (March 8, 2017, 1:16 PM EST) -- The founder of a Los Angeles deathrock band hit a record label and a digital distribution company with a copyright infringement suit in Illinois federal court on Tuesday, alleging his songs were repeatedly ...

Agreement for the exchange of intellectual property between MVG and ETS-Lindgren
ActusNews - 2017-03-08
Microwave Vision Group and ETS-Lindgren have concluded an agreement providing for an exchange of intellectual property in connection with their disputes regarding advanced technologies for evaluating and measuring antennas. MVG and ETS-Lindgren have ...

Federal Court awards a combined $1.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages for infringing a patent to helicopter landing gear
Lexology - 2017-03-08
The Court reviewed the history of punitive damages generally, and in intellectual property cases specifically, in determining the award of $1,000,000 in punitive damages. The Court noted that a non-binding indication of the award could be in the range of $ ...

Noble Systems Increases Intellectual Property Holdings with 32 New Patents Issued in 2016
IT Business Net - 2017-03-08
Noble Systems Corporation, a global leader in unified contact center technology solutions, was issued 32 new patents for its contact center technologies in 2016, continuing its commitment to providing market-leading solutions that meet their clients ...

Types of intellectual property protection for inventions and granting procedure
Lexology - 2017-03-08
Gowling WLG's intellectual property experts explore the types of intellectual property protection for inventions and granting procedure as part of their series called 'The basics of patent law'. 'The basics of patent law' covers key information relating to ...

The UAE will place intellectual rights at the very centre
Gulf News - 2017-03-08
And this is what makes us stand at the crossroads. Crossroads of protecting the intellectual property of our creative thinkers and guardians of our art -- writers, artists, musicians, performing artists -- whose flourishing depends on the protection of ...

with Gywnne Dyer
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-03-08
And they are emphatically NOT major destinations for new immigrants to the US. Trump himself always ensures that he hits on both immigration and job losses in his speeches and tweets, and he is the world's expert on the fears and prejudices of his supporters.

DOLE defers anew issuance of draft order on contractualization
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-07
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday deferred anew the issuance of the Department Order (DO) draft on contractualization. This came after the labor and management groups asked for four days "to discuss their fundamental differences ...

Internet TV: copyright infringement remains a problem in Vietnam
Vietnamnet - 2017-03-07
VietNamNet Bridge - Internet TV has potential but there are many risks. Producers face copyright infringement and competition from international apps. Reports all show a sharp decrease in the number of TV viewers in 2011-2016. Nielsen said the time for ...

App-to-Market: Understanding Who Owns What with Intellectual Property
VisualStudio Magazine - 2017-03-06
Now that you've gotten deep into thinking about your startup, it's time to think about the meaning of intellectual property. So, what is it and why is it important to define it in the context of your startup? You're familiar with personal property as well ...

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